Envira Gallery Documentation

Documentation, Reference Materials and Tutorials for Envira Gallery

Creating a Thumbnail Gallery with Envira Gallery

Would you like to create a thumbnail gallery with Envira? This is very easy to do with multiple options on how you want this thumbnail gallery to appear. We’ll show you how easy it is to do this with Envira and show you a demo of this at the end of this tutorial.


  • With any licensed level of Envira Gallery premium version, you’ll see these options below to create a thumbnail gallery.
  • WordPress 4.4+
  • Envira Gallery 1.8.0+

First you’ll need to either create a new gallery or edit an existing gallery. If you need any help creating your first gallery, please review our documentation here.

On the Configuration tab, you’ll see a dropdown for Number of Gallery Columns. This option will allow you to either create a gallery using our Automatic setting or creating a gallery with anywhere from 1 to 6 columns.

Create a thumbnail gallery with Envira in 3 steps

Depending on the addons you have enabled, you’ll then go through the remainder of the gallery tabs and configure the rest of your gallery.

Finally click Publish or Update on your gallery to save your changes!

See a demo of the the thumbnail gallery we just created in 3 easy steps.

Would you like to see how you can style your image titles to appear over your image on hover? Take a look at this tutorial on How to Style Image Title Hover Effects.

A: You can certainly select the checkbox to Enable Cropping? on your gallery from the Configuration tab. As long as your aren’t using a CDN you can easily crop Envira images and when using any column count, have your images appear more in a grid than a masonry layout.

A: The Automatic gallery is, well Automatic. You set the Row Height let Envira do the rest. The larger the Row Height, the larger the image sizes. Please note however, if your original image size isn’t large enough to support this you may not get the optimum effect when viewing your Automatic gallery.

A: The Enable Isotope? checkbox is seen on the Configuration tab all the way at the bottom when using any of the Column (1 – 6) options pulled from the Number of Gallery Columns. This will enable you to have more of a Pinterest (masonry) type layout so any white space is always filled by another image. This can throw off the sorting of your gallery however.